Day 1 – On arrival, group meet and assisted by our guide interpreter. Transfer from the airport to the hotel by a deluxe bus. Dinner and overnight in Lisbon.

Day 2 – Northward to Óbidos, a medieval symbol of narrow streets surrounded by walls. Further on, the fishing port of Nazaré. Architectural landmarks, the Monasteries of Batalha and Alcobaça reflect the faith that brings thousands of pilgrims to Fátima. Dinner and overnight in Coimbra.

Day 3 – A return to the days of the Roman occupation with a visit to Conímbriga. Coimbra invites us to discover its old traditions and University. Enjoy the exuberance of the forest of Buçaco and Aveiro – city of canals. Dinner and overnight in Porto.

Day 4 – Sightseeing tour visiting the old Cathedral, the 19th Century Stock-Exchange Palace, the Church of Saint Francis and of course the Porto wine cellars at Vila Nova de Gaia. Afternoon Douro river cruise boat and rest of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight in Porto.

Day 5 – Minho, the northeast province of Portugal. Guimarães, birthplace of the nation – stop at Colina Sagrada – castle and Palace of Duques of Bragança. Braga, city of archbishops and the country’s religious capital with the oldest cathedral of Portugal and the sanctuary of Bom Jesus de Braga with its monumental baroque staircase. Luxuriant greenery surrounds us passing by Barcelos, the town of the legend of the rooster. Dinner and overnight in Porto.

Day 6 – Through a landscape speckled with granite houses with wooden or wrought-iron balconies, we enter the Port Wine region – the Douro Valley – by way of Amarante, Vila Real, Peso da Régua, Lamego. Lunch and visit to a wine farm. The tour will proceed to Viseu – a city of warriors and painters. Dinner and overnight in Viseu.
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Through a landscape speckled with granite houses with wooden or wrought-iron balconies, we enter the Port Wine region – the Douro Valley – by way of Amarante, Vila Real. Lunch and visit to a wine farm. The tour will proceed to Côa Valley Archaeologic Park, famous by it prehistoric paintings. Then driving south you will arrive at Trancoso and than Celourico da Beira, typical villages. Dinner and overnight in Celourico da Beira.

Day 7 – Drive to the heart of Portugal. The beauty of the Estrela Mountain Range, the highest point of the country, a world of shepherds and their flocks, famous for its cheese, snow and harsh, irregular landscape. Castelo Branco, with its lovely gardens and staircase of the kings. Beautiful Castelo de Vide, proud of its Jewish quarter of whitewashed houses. From here you carry on your visit to Marvão and its medieval castle. Southward, hills and extensive green and gold plains alternate, among which we find Portalegre . Dinner and overnight in Évora.

Day 8 – Évora, a living museum of tradition and history, handicrafts and gastronomy. In the afternoon you will continue your journey by visiting Vila Viçosa and then Estremoz, a beautiful town dominated by its medieval castle and 17th century walls. On our return to Lisbon we will stop at Arraiolos, famous by it hand-made tapestry. Dinner and overnight in to Lisbon.

Day 9 – After breakfast departure for a full day visit to Lisbon surroundings: Estoril, Cascais and Sintra. The village of Sintra is considered world patrimony and one of the most beautiful Portuguese villages, not only for historical background, but also for its natural beauty and set up. A visit to Sintra Palace is included (closed on Wednesday). After lunch we will proceed to Cape Roca, Westernmost point of continental Europe where the sea begins and the land ends, and then via Guincho beach, your tour will continue to the cosmopolitan Cascais and Estoril, the famous resorts of the Portuguese Riviera, then back to Lisbon. City Sightseeing with visits to the medieval Castle of S. Jorge and the old district of Alfama with its typical narrow alleys, the Monastery of Jerónimos, symbols of Portugal’s maritime expansion. Dinner and overnight in Lisbon.

Day 10 – Free time at leisure. Transfer from hotel to Lisbon airport to take the plane back home.